Inventory no.: 2673

Malay Silverware


Six Silver Engraved Lotus-Form Circular Dishes (Pinggan)

Malay People, Malay Peninsula

circa 1900

diameter: 19cm, combined weight: 362g

These six dishes are of thin sheet silver alloy. The outer rims are shaped as overlapping, multiple lotus petals engraved with leafy flourishes. The centres of each dish are engraved with roundels that feature a complex geometric design.

The dishes come from either the Malay Peninsula, perhaps Johor, the Malay community in Singapore, or that in nearby Riau.


Ling Roth, H., Oriental Silverwork: Malay and Chinese, Truslove & Hanson, 1910.


UK art market

Inventory no.: 2673